There’s also re-roughing in the pro version, which I use a lot to save time. I hog out most of the material with ½” stepovers and cut levels, and then use the re-roughing function to go back and do ⅛”-¼” steps, set to leave .05” stock. This gets pretty good results with the final finish, even in pine and other woods prone to tearout.
But again, choosing the right direction for finishing passes matters. And what direction to go and whether to climb or conventionally cut differs based on wood species and grain orientation.
Also: I cannot emphasize this enough: MecSoft’s annual tech support subscription program is worth every penny. Uday, Don and Krish will walk you through anything that confuses you, Monday through Friday, 9-5 Pacific time. And they’ll do more than just tell you what functions to use and how. They’ll troubleshoot, help you write custom posts. They’re awesome.